Jun. 29, 2013 @ 05:00 AM


• A gospel extravaganza fundraiser for Another Choice for Black Children Adoption Agency will be held at 4 p.m. (doors open 3 p.m.) at the Lee County Arts and Community Center, 507 N. Steele St., Sanford. Special guest group Ka-Nected of Statesville will perform, and also on the program are Promise of Lillington, Sons of Destiny of Colon and The Anointed Ones of Sanford, among others. Tony Spears will be master of ceremonies. Admission is $10 in advance, $12 at the door. For tickets, contact Another Choice at (919) 775-1107 or Sue Wilson at (919) 356-8242 or (919) 775-5265.

• A cornhole tournament and fundraiser will be held from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Cape Fear Christian Academy, 138 Erwin Chapel Road, Erwin. There is a $25 registration fee per team, and a $5 meal ticket will get a burger or two hot dogs, chips and a drink. The event will also include live music, prizes and a 50/50 raffle. Proceeds will enable Animal Life to rescue, rehab, feed, foster and transport animals from local high-kill shelters to loving homes.

• A book signing for the newly released work by local author Frances Eastridge will be held from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at The Carpenter Shop, 2431 Jefferson Davis Highway, Sanford. According to a prepared statement, “Eastridge is living proof that a poor, Southern farm girl, raised at the end of the Depression, could grow up, get married and have a family only to lose them all — and yet come out victoriously with God in her life.”

• The 2013 Temple Theatre Summer Youth Conservatory will present “Ella” at 2 and 7 p.m. at 120 Carthage St., Sanford. Tickets are $6 for children, $12 for adults. To order tickets or learn more, visit or call the box office at (919) 774-4155 Monday through Friday from 2-6 p.m.

n The Sanford Farmers Market will be held from 9 a.m.-noon at Depot Park in downtown Sanford. Patrons can purchase the best of locally grown, seasonal fresh fruits, vegetables and other produce. For further information about buying or selling at the market, please call Sue Buie at (919) 356-3007 or email or see

• A concealed-carry permit class will begin at 8 a.m. at Tramway Fire Department, 5900 McDaniel Drive, Sanford. There is a $30 nonrefundable registration fee. This will go toward the total cost of the class, which is $60. Class size will be limited. This is an all-day class, and participants will need to bring a handgun (or share with someone in class), ammunition (80 rounds), safety glasses, earplugs, a holster and a ball cap for the shooting range. Those who would like to register or have any questions can contact Josh Dunigan at (919) 498-4480 or Kelli Dunigan at (919) 478-2082.


• The 2013 Temple Theatre Summer Youth Conservatory will present “Ella” at 2 p.m. at 120 Carthage St., Sanford. Tickets are $6 for children, $12 for adults. To order tickets or learn more, visit or call the box office at (919) 774-4155 Monday through Friday from 2-6 p.m.


• On the first Tuesday of each month, Temple Theatre is teaming up with The Comedy Zone to present a lineup of standup comics. Doors open at 6 p.m., and shows start at 7 p.m., at 120 Carthage St. Single show tickets are $15; see to order. Tonight: Tim Kidd & Jamie Martin.

• The Victims of Sexual Assault Support Group meeting will be held from 6:30–7:30 p.m. at 215 Bracken Street, Sanford. Haven in Lee County encourages all survivors to attend. Please call (919) 775-8923 for more information.


• The Ammons Farm annual July 4 celebration will be held, with activities starting at 4 p.m., in the field beside Sanford Health and Rehab, 2702 Farrell Road, Sanford. The event will be a family day of fun, featuring inflatables, face painting, food and drinks, as well as a cornhole tournament (5 p.m.), live music by Huckleberry Blue (6 p.m.) and fireworks (9:30 p.m.). Please call (919) 770-6372 to learn more or express interest in sponsorship.

• The town of Carthage's annual July 4 parade will be held at 11 a.m. For more information, please contact Steve Ennis at (910) 947-6555.


• The Stevens Center will offer summer camps for children and youth at 1576 Kelly Drive in Sanford. Today, “READY Day Camp” will start for for 6-16 year olds, and it continues through Aug. 1 from 8 a.m.-noon. The camp, which costs $130, includes team-building exercises, field trips, computer lab for reading tutoring and more. To sign up, go online to and select calendar/registration or call (919) 776-4048.


• Covenant Preparatory School will host an open house at 7 p.m. at New Covenant Fellowship Church, 1305 Hulsey Road, Carthage. Those interested in finding out more can visit or contact Kristin at (910) 673-1025 or (201) 417-0481, or email The school is now enrolling grades K-12. Part-time employment opportunities are available, and school is scheduled to open this fall.

• Classical Conversations, a classical Christian community of homeschoolers, will have an informational meeting at 7 p.m. at Hope Community Baptist Church, 202 Camp Easter Road, Lakeview. For more information, also see the CC website at or email June Blue, director for foundations and essentials, at

• A hands-on canning class for green beans will be held from 6-9 p.m. at the McSwain Extension Education and Agriculture Center. Participants should bring two pounds of green beans, washed and snapped, and jars and lids will be provided. Pre-registration is required. To learn more, see or call (919) 775-5624.

• The Lee County Library's Summer Reading Program will present “Animals that Dig,” featuring Carrie Council from San-Lee Park, at 2 p.m. at the main branch on Hawkins Avenue. The program is tailored toward grades 1-3.